Coach Jake grew up racing in Michigan as a junior doing local training races against Tour De France racer Frankie Andreu. Knowing he also wanted to be a pro, he accepted a cycling scholarship to Marian University. While at Marian he went on to win the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference 4 years in a row, finished 2nd at Collegiate Road Nationals in 2005, spent a summer racing in Belgium, accepted his first pro contract with the Advantage Benefits Cycling Team, and all the while earned a degree in Sports Management.
During his racing career he picked up coaching athletes after discovering the excitement of the science behind power training. He also spent a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater Marian College coaching athletes on the track and the road. Nowadays, Jake is a devoted husband and father of three. It should come as no surprise that he has moved his focus from being a pro bike racer to a pro cycling coach. Jake completed a successful mentorship in Boulder and resides in Indiana where his family is from. Jake also serves as the Director for the Bissell ABG Giant U23 Developmental Team.
In 2016 one of Jake’s athletes won the 35-39 Master Nationals Road Race with an impressive long range solo breakaway. Read about it and all of Coach Jake’s Training Tips HERE.
To learn more about Jake’s coaching please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our New Athlete Questionnaire to have a Coaching Consultation with him.
JONATHAN JACOB, US NATIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPION (2016)! MASTER’S MEN 35 – 39
When I first started working with Jake, he basically told me some hard truths after looking at my data over the previous year. The biggest change that I needed to make was stay away from Zone 1 unless the intent of the workout is recovery.
With that in mind, we set daily and even hourly TSS targets. I find this especially beneficial when doing long rides as it keeps me on track. I feel like I am much more fit as a result of increasing my intensity and doing more targeted power training. I always receive great constructive feedback from Jake which helps me to understand where I am at in my training. Thanks Coach Jake!
Marcella Paul, 64, Recreational and Fitness Ride, College Station, TX
Your ability to analyze my workouts, give me continual feedback, pinpoint my weaknesses and provide the tools necessary to improve on those weaknesses has been invaluable. You are the most skilled cycling coach I have ever worked with and I am very thankful to become a FasCat Athlete.
Tim Keffer, 50, XC Mountain Bike Racer, Royal Oak, Michigan
I just wanted to say thank you ! You and your team has been awesome! I’m amazed on one phone call how much you were able to make active in my training calendar. Thank you – I really feel my training calendar is designed for me!